4th Annual Nekoma Mud Run has great turnout for event

The Nekoma Volunteer Rural Fire Department could not have asked for a better day for their fourth annual mud run last Saturday, July 12 with sunny skies and a cool breeze.

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Posted on 7/19/14

By Melissa Anderson

The turn out for the event was also excellent with over 50 people coming out to enjoy the afternoon’s event.

The event was held to help raise funds for new turn out gear and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus’ (SCBA). The turn out gear is approximately $2,000 per set and the SCBA’s are $4,000 per set. The Fire Department has applied for a grant to receive funding for the equipment but must have at least 50 percent of the required amount in order to be approved for it.

The Nekoma Fire Department has already received several generous donations from area businesses such as the Langdon Implement dealer, the Osnabrock Elevator, and the Mostad Insurance agency.

The Nekoma Fire Department would like to thank the Farmers Merchants Bank of Langdon for the use of their tents and the Cavalier County Health District office for the sunscreen and bug repellent used during the event.

There were two classes of ATVs and two classes of trucks.  There was a total of seven ATVs entered and 12 trucks for the event.

The winners in the ATV 500 and under category were: 1st Jason Schill, Langdon; 2nd Trevor Schill, Langdon; 3rd Ross Anderson, Langdon.

The winners in the ATV 500 and over were: 1st Cam Fehr, Morden; 2nd Don Hoeppner, Morden; 3rd Jeremy Schonauer, Edmore.

The winners in Stock were: 1st Adam Weber, Lakota; 2nd Justin Anderson, Langdon ; 3rd Bill Reinhardt, Langdon.

The winners in Modified Stock were: 1st Brandon Girodat, Langdon; 2nd Thomas Girodat, Langdon; 3rd Jim Lindvall, Larimore.

The Nekoma Fire Department would also like to thank Thomas and Brandon Girodat for volunteering their vehicles for the ride along raffle. Also, a big thank you to everyone who attended the event, donated money, and volunteered. If you would like to donate please contact Dick Wilhelmi at 949-2134.